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Terralith Minecraft Mod

Last modified on Jan 22, 2024 in Mods

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As you play Minecraft, exploring the world is an important part of your gameplay. This leads you on grand adventures, such as stumbling on desert temples to uncover valuable loot. Whether you’re with friends or playing singleplayer, world exploration can always be a fun activity. However, after doing this for a long time, you and others alike may feel the world is too predictable or repetitive. This can lead some players to search for solutions, with using mods to change the world’s generation being a popular choice. One of these is known as Terralith, a modification for Forge and Fabric that completely alters the in-game environment. Expect to encounter large ice shards, volcanic mountains, unique structures, and much more with this mod. There’s around 100 new biomes and areas to explore in your Minecraft world, greatly enhancing your adventure. Setting this up is quickly done on our panel, as we have a user-friendly experience that doesn’t involve prior knowledge to use. However, newcomers to the modding scene may be unfamiliar with our system. Due to this, we’ve created this Apex Hosting tutorial to show you how to install and use Terralith on your Minecraft server.

How to Download

  1. Navigate to Terralith on CurseForge, then click Files near the top.
    Terralith CurseForge
  2. Afterward, scroll down and locate your desired Game Version for this mod.
  3. Once found, press the three vertical dots to the right and click Download File.
    Terralith Download
  4. Save this somewhere easily accessible on your computer for later.


Depending on your desired setup, you may have to repeat this process for the following mods: Cristel Lib, Unfixed Seeds, Fabric API. The majority of these apply to Fabric players, while Forge users can ignore them all since Terralith runs properly without installing anything else. If you need these dependencies, then make sure you’re downloading them for your desired game version.


Client Installation

Before playing with Terralith, you and others need to install Forge or Fabric on the Minecraft launcher. This is required to support modifications, making this absolutely necessary. Once you’re finished, follow along below to install the mod on your client.

  1. Open your Minecraft launcher and click on the Installations tab near the top.
    Minecraft Installations
  2. Once there, locate your previously installed modded profile and select its Folder icon.
    Minecraft Forge Profile
  3. In the newly opened window, find and enter the mods directory from the list.
    Note: If you don’t see this, then create it before proceeding with the installation.
  4. Simply drag and drop the mod file(s) in the folder, then return to the launcher.
    Terralith Client Installation
  5. Locate your modded profile and click Play to begin loading Terralith.


Server Installation

Similar to the above section, you must install Forge or Fabric on the Minecraft server to support mods. This is achieved by selecting it from the Game File area in the main panel, then restarting to generate its needed files. After doing this, follow the instructions below to install Terralith on your server.

  1. Head towards your Apex server panel and click FTP File Access near the top left.
    Minecraft FTP
  2. Type your Password in the text box, then press the Login button to gain access.
    Minecraft FTP Login
  3. Continue to the mods directory and at the top left corner click Upload.
  4. Drag and drop the mod file(s) in the respective area, then wait for them to reach 100%.
    Terralith Server Installation
  5. Return to the main panel and generate a new world so everything works properly.
  6. Restart the server to begin loading Terralith, then join once it’s finished.


Getting Started

Terralith Mod Guide

While in your newly created world, you may have spawned in a brand new biome or still view the default ones. The Terralith mod adds new environments to the game, while keeping the vanilla types. This means you and other players alike may need to explore the world before stumbling on a new biome. Alternatively, you might have spawned near an unfamiliar structure with or without villagers inside. This is also a wonderful feature from Terralith, as it allows you to obtain valuable resources and equipment. In some cases, you may stumble upon enchanted gear that has strong enchantments. Besides this, we’ll show you how to get started with this mod in the subsections below.

World Exploration

As noted before, players may spawn in vanilla biomes when entering their new world. This is normal, so the first step towards your new adventure is to collect basic resources. Keep doing this until you’re satisfied, then explore the world to locate new environments. Some of these will be dangerous, while others are peaceful and abundant with resources. If you’re wanting to test out Terralith to see what it offers, then we encourage you to enable cheats or become a server operator.


This allows you to run the /locate command, granting you an easier time locating these biomes or even structures.

Unique Biomes

Due to the immense amount of biomes from this mod, we’ll break down a small list of them. Remember, there are around 100 of them to find in your world. Most of these are variations of the same biome, resembling vanilla Minecraft’s generation. Additionally, only specific structures will spawn in certain areas of the world. There’s plenty of these too, giving everyone the chance to have a wonderful Minecraft experience. Review our biome examples down below to see what’s out there in the game.

Volcanic Peaks

Terralith Volcanic Peaks

While roaming around in the world, you may see a large darkened mountain with flowing lava. These areas are known as Volcanic Peaks, with some other similar environments nearby too. This is an example of hostile biomes from the Terralith mod, as there aren’t trees or too many resources other than dangerous blocks to avoid. Any mobs or players will have to maneuver around these challenges to continue forward. Fortunately, this is a somewhat rare environment to encounter in Minecraft.

Alpine Grove

Terralith Alpine Grove

Instead of a dangerous biome, Alpine Groves are a combination of forested and snowy environments with lots of unique blocks. There’s plenty of calcite and coarse dirt nearby, which compliments the surrounding terrain. Despite there being no lava, it can still be considered challenging to navigate through. This is due to the mountainous area with snow blocks all around, as it’s supposed to simulate an alpine environment. Keep this in mind while exploring the world for other biomes.


Amethyst Canyon

Terralith Amethyst Canyon

If you’re wanting a truly modded experience, amethyst canyons and its other variations are perfect for you. These have a wide range of terrain, trees, and vegetation. There’s plenty of resources to collect and admire, making this an ideal place to build a base. However, these biomes tend to be near mountains or hills that make it harder to establish a home. Besides this, some leaves are retextured to be purple, resembling amethyst crystals.

Blooming Valley

Terralith Blooming Valley

As the name suggests, Blooming Valleys are full of wildlife and vegetation to enjoy. There’ll be large trees, an abundance of flowers, and other interesting blocks to collect. This is essentially an enhanced forest from vanilla Minecraft, with some unique structures nearby too if you’re lucky. The vast majority of these biomes are flat, but normally are surrounded by mountains or hills. This can create the perfect environment for a base or camps to rest while exploring the world.


Frostfire Caves

Terralith Frostfire Caves

There’s plenty of surface-level biomes to enjoy, but try exploring cave systems to stumble on other ones. The first area to find is a Frostfire Cave, large areas with blue flames and ice scattered around. These fires are similar to ones found in the Nether dimension, meaning they never get extinguished naturally. Besides this, there’s plenty of sculk blocks and soul lanterns around the cave. As for mineral ores, there’ll only be the normal types available in this biome.

Underground Jungle

Terralith Underground Jungle

Completely opposite from the frostfire caves, Underground Jungles can be found instead. These are extremely large mossy areas with waterfalls scattered throughout its environment. This is a nice change from the darkened locations underground, which offers a wonderful place to build a mining base. Otherwise, it’s a good source of moss and unique items only found in these kinds of biomes. Similar to other caves, the amount of ores found here are normal.


New Structures

Terralith Glaciar Hut

Continuing your exploration adventure, new structures may appear on the horizon. These can range from houses, huts, or large objects. It depends on the type of biome you’re currently roaming around, as some will only be exclusive to a few. These structures may contain villagers to interact and trade with, leading to a unique experience if you breed them. By default, these NPCs will have jobs and don’t require you to assign them one.

Other ones may be found underneath your feet, meaning they’re located in caves. This serves as a wonderful spot to rest and smelt any resources collected from your journey. Otherwise, you and others can take advantage of its lootable barrels or chests. There’ll be lots of unique items to find, but sometimes there won’t be any to find. Keep this in mind when exploring these structures, as you’re never promised a reward.

Terralith Structures
Terralith Structures Loot

As for the different kinds of loot to find, there’s enchanted and normal equipment. Whether you find a strong iron pickaxe or a normal chestplate, there are plenty of resources to gather. However, some of the loot might be valuable ingots, basic blocks, food items, or enchanted books. It depends on the structure, as some of them will have specific items tailored to the location of the area.


Mod Compatibility

Terralith Mod

While continuing your adventure, the world around you will always be new and exciting. Whether you find yourself in an incredibly ice environment or deep within special caves, there’s plenty of biomes to enjoy. This is extremely entertaining to play, especially with friends since the majority of the Minecraft world is completely different. Combining the Terralith mod with others may produce the best results, as the possibilities are endless. For example, Biomes o’ Plenty and Oh the Biomes You’ll Go are compatible and should work perfectly. Additionally, most structure mods that add new buildings or dungeons to the world should also be fine too. Keep in mind that if you overload the server with countless generation changes, it may become problematic.

Common Issues

Unable to Find New Biomes

If you’re unable to locate any new biomes from the Terralith mod, then make sure you’ve generated a new world. Remember, this is required so that all new environments load properly in-game. This can be done by renaming your current map from the World section in the panel, then restarting to generate a new one. After doing this, you should be able to join and begin enjoying new biomes in Minecraft. If the situation persists, then double check you’ve successfully uploaded the mod file(s) in the mods directory from the FTP panel. Keep in mind that everything must reach 100% before restarting to make sure this modification works properly. Once you’ve corrected these mistakes, try exploring the world to find the new biomes. Some users may still have issues with this, which can be resolved by using the /locate command with operator permissions.

My World Isn’t Loading

After installing Terralith and your world isn’t loading, there may be incompatible mods on the server. Remember, Biomes o’ Plenty and Oh the Biomes You’ll Go are officially compatible, while others may run into problems. It’s encouraged to only use the above mods or no world generation mods combined with Terralith to get the best results. However, this situation can also be caused by having modifications for structures too. Most of these should be fine, but they’re worth removing from the server if the world cannot load. Alternatively, you may contact our Support team to see if they can narrow down the issue to resolve the situation.

Cannot Join Server

In cases where you or others cannot join the server after a successful installation, then double check the Minecraft launcher’s configuration. Remember, Terralith and any other files must be transferred to the local mods directory. Additionally, you have to install Forge or Fabric on the client too, depending on your desired setup. This also applies to the game version you want to use. For example, having 1.19 and 1.18 mods cannot be compatible and will result in a failed connection. Keep this in mind as you troubleshoot any Minecraft launcher issues.

Useful Links

Terralith on CurseForge
How to Add Mods to a Minecraft Server
Installing Forge on the Minecraft Launcher
How to Install and Use Fabric on Minecraft

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